Best Specialty Oboe Reed Brands -2023

  • by Kathy Sheinhouse

Best oboe reed solutions for the discriminating player.

#1 MAGIC REED PROFESSIONAL OBOE REEDS

Handmade from scratch and 100% hand scraped. They are beefier than others on the market, but never too much to handle. Their warmth helps players sound their best. Their beef gives players more to blow against- essential for playing oboe at a professional level.

#2 AVIGNON PROFESSIONAL OBOE REEDS

Handmade from scratch using premium cane with higher densities in the M-MH strength range. These are sophisticated reeds with a construction that promotes both focused tone and great projection for concert hall performances.

#3 MOON RIVER SPECIALTY OBOE REEDS

Handmade from scratch using smaller diameter cane promoting a larger aperture than found in other Magic Reed brands. Perfect for advanced players with strong embouchures.  Also, the reed of choice for players in higher/drier geographies across the USA.

#4 FIRST CHAIR INTERMEDIATE OBOE REEDS

Handmade from scratch with 100% hand scraped and hybrid scraped options.. They are warm, free blowing reeds with moderate apertures (reed opening). They are the reed of choice for players seeking an easier playing experience without sacrificing tone and pitch. 

#5 REED MONKEY STUDENT OBOE REEDS

Handmade from scratch with hybrid scrape promoting warmth and consistency (especially in terms of the dimensions/definition of the tip). They have a consistent look and feel, and are an excellent, reliable reed at a great price. They are designed for students to intermediate level players with at least 6 months experience.

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